Using outrigger pads doesn’t mean you’re safe from accidents. Many mobile crane accidents when using outrigger pads are the result of improper set-up. One of the most common set-up mistakes is not providing enough cribbing under outrigger pads to support the crane and load weight. Therefore, you should always look for impediments, depressions, voids, trenches, excavations, slopes or signs of poor ground conditions which can lead to an unsafe situation. If found, correct the situation to a compacted and level surface or do not set up. Also knowing how much weight is exerted on the outriggers is critical to maintaining the crane in a level condition and to ensure the crane has proper support. Ultimately the ground is supporting everything. It must be taken into consideration in every application.